Bruce Boudreau will be back behind the bench with the Vancouver Canucks next season, the team announced Friday.

"We are pleased to see Bruce's commitment to return to the Canucks next season," Canucks general manager Patrik Allvin said. "He has done a great job since arriving in Vancouver and we are eager to see the team continue to perform under his leadership as they did during the second half of the season."

Boudreau, 67, took over as Canucks head coach on Dec. 5 after the team fired Travis Green, following an 8-15-2 start to the 2021-22 campaign.